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NASCO is currently hiring for two positions: Director of Education and Director of Operations.

The deadline to apply for both positions is Monday, May 30. See both position descriptions and details by visiting our job board. 
Creating anti-racism resources for co-ops

A member of NASCO's Co-op Leadership Cohort, Della Moran, is seeking input from cooperators within NASCO's network to get a sense of how competent our current co-op structures are to deal with racism and discrimination, and how competent individual co-op members feel in knowing how to address situations given the current structures. We will send out Della's survey next week via this mailing list and the results will be used in the creation of anti-racism resources that can be used at individual cooperatives.

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Members Corner

Join us for staff, director, and officer training and networking at our virtual Staff & Member Leadership Convening next month!
Staff & Member Leadership Convening, June 22-24 Virtual, Human Resources
One of the benefits of NASCO membership is discounted registration to NASCO conferences and events. Members, take advantage of your discount for the upcoming convening to gain human resources training and participate in cooperative problem solving through peer consultations. Learn more and register to attend.

Survey on the Co-op Identity

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In 1995, the International Cooperative Alliance adopted the Statement on the Cooperative Identity which defines the cooperative model, values, and principles. Recently, the ICA launched an extensive reflection and consultation intended to deepen our cooperative identity and to explore how well the Statement has stood the test of time. To assist this work, co-ops, their members and employees, and all other persons familiar with cooperatives are invited to complete this short survey. 
Fill out the survey here. 

Upcoming Events

!! TODAY !! Student Housing Cooperatives of Europe - Is it Time to Unite?!
Cooperative Housing International | May 19, 2022 | Online
In this session, an international panel including NASCO's Bronwyn Walls, will explore the benefits of European student housing cooperatives coming together under one umbrella organization. Panelists will discuss the benefits of federating including knowledge exchanges and networking opportunities.

Uprooting White Supremacy in Organizations
AORTA | May 25, 31, June 9 | Online
AORTA will share specific examples from their work with hundreds of nonprofits, grassroots organizations, academic institutions, worker co-ops, and progressive businesses; highlight common challenges and missteps in policy and practices; offer select interventions we have seen disrupt these patterns, and lay the groundwork for ongoing discussion and change work within your organization.

Intro to Mutual Aid and Community Defense
Power Shift Network | May 26, 2022 | Online
Join PSN as they talk with 3 organizers about their experience doing community defense work in various settings. They’ll also offer a brief introduction to an interactive Community Defense Beginners Guide & Interactive Workbook created by PSN’s very own social media lead, Kourtney Dunning.

Staff and Member Leadership Convening
NASCO | June 22-24, 2022 | Online
The NASCO Staff & Member Leadership Convening is a cooperative education and training program that is designed specifically to meet the needs of staff, managers, and member-leaders of group equity and campus-based housing cooperatives. This year's convening will focus on Human Resources within housing co-ops and cooperative problem solving through peer consultations. Registration is open now.

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